Atlanta-based Aprio LLP (FY15 net revenue of $73.5 million), formerly Habif Arogeti & Wynne, announced that it has combined with Yeager & Boyd of Birmingham, Ala.
Yeager & Boyd is a boutique accounting firm with a deep industry specialization in public housing authorities and small business tax. The firm has served public housing authorities for four decades, performing over 2,200 audits for authorities in 19 states across the U.S. The firm’s five partners and 15 staff will now join over 400 professionals of Aprio.
Yeager & Boyd’s specialties are a natural extension of Aprio’s robust affordable housing, assurance and small business tax practices. The combination also introduces the Aprio brand to the Birmingham market.
“Our housing authority, tax and assurance clients will benefit from a broader depth of expertise to help them continue to meet the regulatory, operational and financial challenges they face,” says Bobby Boyd, co-founder of Yeager & Boyd. “Aprio has tremendous industry and specialty service expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, transaction advisory and tax credits and incentives that we are excited to offer to the Birmingham market.”
“In today’s rapidly changing regulatory environment, we have strategically decided to enter the housing authority market to bolster our existing affordable housing practice,” says Richard Kopelman, CEO and MP at Aprio. “Given the current administration’s focus on less government and more privatization, the laws that benefit owners of real estate, specifically housing, are expected to change. We bring our best thinking to advise both private and government clients so they are prepared for what’s next.”